B.Sc. On Campus

Biochemistry and Biophysics

Oregon State University

48 months
34983 USD/year
34983 USD/year
13191 USD/year
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The BS degree in Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oregon State University provides a degree path centered on the chemistry and physics of life processes with training that integrates the principles of chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, biochemistry,  cell and molecular biology, and biological sequence analysis.  


Key facts:

  • Biochemists explore the chemical structure of living matter and the chemical reactions occurring in living cells.  Biophysicists use the methods of physical science to study the structure and functions of macromolecules.  Biochemistry and Biophysics majors at  Oregon State University receive excellent training for careers in medicine and related health professions, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, or for graduate study in biochemistry and biophysics.  Training in biophysics is especially valuable for students who are interested in drug design.  
  • Majors must select an option either in Advanced Biophysics, Neuroscience, or Pre-Medicine/Biochemistry and Biophysics. The first two options are designed for students interested in careers in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries or graduate work in biochemistry and biophysics, with the second especially well-suited for students interested in neuroscience.  The third option is ideal for students interested in careers in medicine and related health professions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Lifetime Fitness for Health
  • Differential Calculus
  • Genetics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Experimental Chemistry
  • Infinite Series and Sequences
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Macromolecular Structure
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Advanced Biochemistry and Biophysics: Capstone

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • 3.0 GPA High school diploma or IB Diploma with minimum overall score of 26 or IGCSE 5 subjects with a 3.0 average using NCAA scale (9-7/A=4, 5-6/B/C=3, 4/D/E=2, F/G=1, 3-1/U=0). Subjects must include Math, English, Science, 2 electives.
  • English Test Scores must be less than two years old as of the start term requested. Applicants may also use the following achievements to meet the English Requirements for admission to an undergraduate degree program. 
  • SAT: evidence-based reading/writing score of 560
  • ACTE (ACT English) - 21
  • Two English composition courses (Writing 121+) with grades C- or better or one English composition and one Speech Communication course (Communication 111+) with grades C- or better, all from a US university.
  • IGCSE O or A Level English with a grade of C or better (provisional results not accepted)
  • IB Diploma: Language A - Language and Literature (HL) with a minimum score of 5
  • AP English L & C - minimum score of 3

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34983 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34983 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    34983 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34983 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    13191 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13191 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Corvallis

1397 - 2488 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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